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Nov 19, 2012 4:00pm PST
of them palestinians. palestinian militants have continued firing weapons into israel. in cairo, discussions are ongoing about cease-fire. jeremy our coverage from gaza. >> good morning, gaza. this was the wake-up call sent in by israel. growing up in gaza is not easy. not far away, is the rubble left by the israeli strike on sunday that killed 10 members of this family including four children and two neighbors. they are looking for the remains of a teenage girl missing and presumed dead. this man is a relative of the dead. >> sad, may be strong. >> street are getting tougher, more solid. when they tell the parents of a boy, he will grow up for revenge. >> during the last of years, the conflict has been overshadowed by dramatic changes elsewhere in the middle east. the differences between the two sides got sharper. what makes this crisis difficult and dangerous is it is happening in a region more unstable than at any time since the 1950's. hamas released videos of rocket launches. the events of the last few weeks have silenced those who said they had forgotten how to fight israe
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Nov 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >> this morning saw relative calm in cairo's tahrir square, but protesters insisted they will not latest site until president morsi withdraws the sweeping decree he issued last week. it gives him broad new powers, free from judicial review. >> ( translated ): we demand the president listens to the people who chose him, the people who elected him so he would defend the people. >> reporter: that could provoke more trouble after a weekend of violence hitting liberal and secular factions against morse's islamist supporters. last night in cairo, protesters threw rocks at police who fired back with tear gas. demonstrators also clashed with pro-morsi egyptians. attacks on the local offices of the muzz lum brotherhood left one teenager dead and dozens of people wounded. thousands of the president's backers staged rallies in several cities. >> we support mohamed morsi's correct decision and eventually the good from the bad will be distinguishable. we support dr. morsi. >> u.s. officials raised concerns about morsi's decree. today the state department's victoria newlyand called for calm. >> what is imp
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Nov 27, 2012 4:00pm PST
on public television in america and around the globe. tonight cairo has become the focus point for protest. tens of thousands gathered to have their voices heard. days after muhammed morsi granted himself powers, his opponents are calling on him to reverse course. there is little signs the standoff is breaking. >> of the march back to tahir square . this is a rally of lawyers. for many, it is the first time they have joined a demonstration. they strongly oppose the edict no courts can touch him. >> he is a dictator. we have created somebody more than hosni mubarak. >> the president tried to appease judges, some of his strongest critics. in a five hour meeting, he told them his new powers would be limited. but they were not satisfied. on the edge of the square, the clashes began release today. protesters in threw sticks at the u.s. embassy. the police responded with tear gas. hear, the casualty toll is widening. these protesters are furious with the president. many fear he wants to turn the country in to listen now -- into an islamic state. some of them are kids looking for a fight. politic
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Nov 20, 2012 12:00am PST
-moon arrived in cairo to support egyptian-led efforts at a cease-fire. yesterday, president obama spoke about the situation from thailand, he is viz thing country as part of a three-country asia tour. >> we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself from missiles landing on people's homes and workplaces and potentially killing civilians. and we will continue to support israel's right to defend itself. >> rose: here's what "cbs evening news" reported today from the war zone. >> an angry crowd gathered outside a hospital in gaza this morning as bodies of children killed in yesterday's air strike were brought out to be buried. the four children died, along with their mother and four other family members when their three-story home was hit by an israeli air strike. the husband and father who lost his family was inconsolable. the israeli military says the house is targeted because they believe the hamas commander responsible for launching missiles toward israel was hiding there. but with nine members of the same family killed, the israelis say they're investigating the bombing. throug
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Nov 21, 2012 12:00am PST
to deescalate the situation in gaza. >> rose: the secretary of state travels to cairo tomorrow to take part in further negotiations, joining me now is rashid khalidi, he is the edward site professor of modern arab studies in columbia university, in washington dennis ross is with the washington institute for near east policy and a former u.s. envoy to the middle east. >> and abrams on the council for foreign relations a deputy national security advisor for global democracy strategy for president bush. his book tested by zion comes out later this year and i am pleased to have all of them here on this program this evening. i begin with dennis ross, tell me where you think we are at this moment, dennis. >> well, i do think the outline of the cease-fire are probably getting pretty close to being finalized, i don't think they are quite finalized yet, not because the outlines are unclear but because i think there is probably a desire to have the secretary of state make certain that the understandings are understood the same way by all of the parties, number one, number 2, that there are actually p
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Nov 29, 2012 6:00pm PST
of protests against his actions. on tuesday, at least 200,000 people filled cairo's tahrir square, accusing morsi and his muslim brotherhood of hijacking last year's revolution. liberal and secular groups also condemned a move to fast-track a final vote on a new constitution. >> ( translated ): we want a constitution that represents all egyptian people, not one that represent a certain faction of egyptians. >> ( translated ): the constitutional panel tasked to >> brown: the constitution is being drafted by an assembly dominated by islamists. that body moved up the vote to this week, because the country's supreme constitutional court is expected to issue a ruling on sunday that could dissolve the assembly. in washington today, state department spokesperson victoria nuland also raised concerns about the new constitution. >> we've been very clear all we want to see this constitution meet international human rights standards, protections for all groups in egypt and to have a judicial set of guarantees that also meets international judicial standards. but again we haven't seen the specific draft
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Nov 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
have reports from tel aviv, gaza, and cairo. and ray suarez examines the prospects ahead for the peace deal. >> woodruff: then, margaret warner reports from turkey where the syrian civil war is having an impact along the shared 500 mile border and in ankara. >> with fighting in syrian areas, spilling over into turkish towns, turkey finds itself walking a fine line between defending its interests, and being drawn into a regional war. >> brown: after the deluge: we assess the impact of all the money spent in the most expensive campaign in history. >> woodruff: as recovery costs from superstorm sandy continue to rise, paul solman looks at weather risks and the business of insurance. >> all insurance companies are paying very careful attention to the variability and the volatility in the climate. >> brown: and poet joy harjo celebrates the focal point of families and thanksgiving: the kitchen table. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and
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Nov 16, 2012 8:00pm PST
of the egyptian in cairo, there were protests about this anti-muslim film. the republicans have pounced on that. you heard john mccain and lindsey graham saying there is no way they want her to be secretary of state, nominated to secretary of state. everybody knew that it was terrorism. >> everybody knew it was terrorism. well, today, one of the things that david petraeus said is that he knew right away it was terrorism. and in the talking points, they took that out because it was classified and they talked about extremists. now susan rice says this began as a spontaneous, not premeditated response to what happened in cairo. i don't think her language was very careful. that's why they pounced on that language. i think things were slightly settled down today because you heard from dave petraeus because he said she was giving these talking points. i don't think it's settled down completely. i think you'll probably still see john mccain and lindsey graham. >> do you think she'll be secretary of state? >> i don't know. i don't know whether she'll be nominated. that is one of the things that preside
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Nov 23, 2012 3:00pm PST
crowd outside the presidential palace in cairo that granting himself sweeping powers was necessary to prevent figures from the old regime from halting progress. >> ( translated ): i haven't taken a decision to use it against anyone-- to go against anyone is something that i could never be associated with-- or announcing that i am biased towards anyone. however, i must put myself on a clear path that will lead to the achievement of a clear goal. >> brown: the president's backers insisted the decree would be in effect only until a new constitution is approved. >> ( translated ): yes, he might be a dictator for the time being or might have unprecedented power throughout this period of two months, but after that, these powers will be transferred to an elected parliament. >> brown: but tens of thousands of anti-morsi protesters rallied in tahrir square, the heart of last year's popular revolution that led to end of the regime of hosni mubarak. they threw rocks at riot police, who retaliated by firing tear gas canisters to disperse the crowds. >> this is just a new era of dictatorship in
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Nov 20, 2012 4:00pm PST
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Nov 23, 2012 2:30pm PST
and protesters clashed in cairo's tahrir square and elsewhere in egypt today, sparked when president mohamed
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Nov 23, 2012 4:00pm PST
across the country. in cairo, the crowds flooded back to tahrir square, where last year they celebrated the ousting of hosni mubarak. now they say the new president has become even more of the dictator with an edict saying the courts cannot challenge him. >> he is taking more power than mubarak. >> it was only days ago that the president was basking in the world and american approval as he helped mediate the gaza ceasefire. now washington has expressed its concern about the president's latest edict. the president came out to tell his supporters that he was only acting to defend the revolution. >> i feel you. i feel the heartbeat of the people and understand what the egyptian people want. >> for president morsi, this is a huge political gamble. his supporters love it, but has he overplayed his hand? >> we need him to take the power to the revolution, not to the mubarak system. >> the government has added fuel to a weeklong demonstration and violent confrontation. these protesters are angry that police who attacked previous protests have not been brought to justice. back in the square, th
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Nov 26, 2012 4:00pm PST
review. but on the street, thousands gathered in cairo for the funeral of an activist who died during clashes last week. more protests were planned for tuesday. late today, however, the muslim brotherhood decided to postpone its rally saying that it wanted to support the president after an outbreak of violence. joining me now is a local supporter of the revolution that removed the president in art -- remove president mubarak from power. m do you mursi is trying to -- do you i is tryingdent murss to hijack the revolution? >> he forgets that this is not about the muslim brotherhood. if it were not for the power grab, we would have been out on the street saying exactly what we said today. the revolution calls for dignity, liberty and social justice. the revolution does not call for a new dictator in making, which is exactly what muhammed mursi is trying to do. >> what about the argument that he is acting like a strong man to protect the constitutional process from judges that he work, after all, appointed by president mubarak. >> we do have a corrupt judiciary. we did have an obstruction
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Nov 7, 2012 12:00am PST
about president obama, and i think is his great strength, when he gave his speech in cairo, charlie, i wrote then and i feel strongly about it still to this day that there were some in that audience in cairo four years ago who looked up at president obama and said wow, he's dark skinned; i'm dark skin. his name is barack; my name is barack. his grandfather is a muslim; my grandfather is a muslim. he's president of the united states and i can't vote. and i think if i got to -- and i think that set a lot of wheels in motion more than i realized. but i would say this. i think when they write the biography of president obama i think one of the things that is underappreciated -- i think he's been a great representative of the united states. charlie, we're sitting here the day before the election, it's appearing the day of the election where we are debating whether to replace a black man whose middle name is hussein with a mormon. okay? where else do they do that? is this a great country or what? i think president obama whatever happens, he has been a great representative for the best of ame
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Nov 9, 2012 12:00am PST
admired about president obama and i think his great strength. he gave his speech in cairo charlie, something i felt strongly about to this day there's something about the audience in cairo four years ago who looked up to president obama and said he's darked skinned, his name's barack and my name's barack. his grandfather's a muslim and i'm muslim and he's the president of the united states and i can't vote. i think that really set a lot of wheels in motion more than we realize. i simply say this. when they do write the biography of president obama i think one of the thing that is under appreciated. i think he's been a great representative of the united states. charlie we are sitting here the day before the election appearing the day before the election we are debating whether to replace a black man whose middle name is hussein with a mormon. who else do they do that? is this a great country or what and i think president obama whatever happens, he's been a great representative for the best of america around the world. and our standing in the world has benefited from that. >> rose:
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Nov 27, 2012 3:00pm PST
brotherhood. in cairo, more than 100,000 people filled tahrir square to condemn morsi's decree that makes his decisions immune to judicial review. earlier, there were clashes between protesters and police. the rallies were some of the largest since the overthrow of president hosni mubarak last year. in syria, government warplanes bombed towns in the north and east, in the face of new advances by rebel fighters. in one attack, the planes dropped barrels filled with explosives and gasoline just west of idlib city. reports of the dead ranged from five to 20. the regime is using intensive air raids to try to beat back rebel gains. forensic experts took samples from the remains of yasser arafat today, hoping to determine once and for all if the late palestinian leader was poisoned. arafat died in 2004. his body was briefly exhumed today in ramallah, on the west bank. we have a report from john ray of independent television news. >> reporter: eight years after they buried him they sealed yasser arafat's tomb for a second time. a dignified ceremony. the palestinian's lost leader has not been allowed
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Nov 18, 2012 3:30pm PST
earlier in cairo where, of course, as you know, there was a violent protest outside of our embassy, sparked by this hateful video. we do not have information at present that leads to us conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned. >> ms. rice made these comments five days after intelligence reports were reporting otherwise. be that as it may, at his press conference on wednesday of this week, president obama voiced outrage with senators mccain and graham. >> when they go after the u.n. ambassador, apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me. >> mccain fired back at obama. >> if the president thinks that we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. >> so what do senators mccain and graham want? get this. a watergate style select committee to investigate admini the benghazi attack. >> question. under the rules of the senate it only takes one senator to put a hold on a presidential nomination. so how can president obama get around this? eleanor clift. >> he doesn't need to get around anything.
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Nov 23, 2012 8:00pm PST
the embassy in cairo during some of those protests there. this week, you saw this sort of new partnership developing and they were on the phone repeatedly. 11:30 at night. 2:30 in the morning from air force one. morsi was a key as far as he could see to solving this problem. he was investing a lot of his own capital with president obama was in this new partner in egypt. pete: speaking of key players, can you tell us about secretary clinton's role in all this and how that's played out? >> they were on their last buddy-buddy trip, president obama and secretary clinton and in bangkok together and visiting the reclining buddha. they were making jokes about the 2016. and joe biden's head was exploding back here. and suddenly she's on a plane zipping out of phnom penh to say we're on our way and directly involve ourselves in this. she has not played this shuttle diplomacy role in the middle east quite the way that some of her predecessors had, right? obviously kissinger and jim baker and condi rice to various stents have been these -- back and forth missions. this is her first one in her own tw
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Nov 30, 2012 12:00pm PST
-huh. >> and then i head back to cairo. where i am going to be speaking with president morsi. >> yeah. thank you. >> thank you very much. >> rose: thank you for joining us. see you next time. >> funding has been provided by the coca-cola company supporting this program since 2002. >> and american express. additional funding provided by these funders. >> and by bloomberg, a provider of multimedia news and information services worldwide. >> have you ever wished for perfect health or dreamed about living a long, vibrant life filled with all the things you love to do? well, i've gotreat news for you. in this show, i am going to share with you the secret cause of most all chronic disease. >> male announcer: internationally renowned digestive care expert and best-selling author, brenda
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Nov 22, 2012 6:00pm PST
. meanwhile, israeli officials flew to cairo to begin talks on easing a blockade in gaza. and in syria, rebel fighters gained more momentum in the east, seizing a key army base need some conversation starters for the thanksgiving dinner table? mark shields and david brooks have you covered. find some of our analysts' best political turkey day talking points on the rundown. paul solman takes us back to another hard economic time in our history-- the winter of 1623. how did the colonists pull out of a near-collapse? plus, look ahead with judy woodruff, who highlights what's in store for congress in the lame duck session after the holiday. all that and more is on our web site newshour.pbs.org. and that's the "newshour" for tonight. i'm hari sreenivasan. we'll see you online and again here tomorrow evening with mark shields and david brooks among others. thank you and good night. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> computing surrounds us. sometimes it's obvious and sometimes it's very surprising in where you find it. soon, computing intelligence in unexpected places will
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Nov 30, 2012 3:00pm PST
allies. opposition leaders joined the vast crowds in cairo's tahrir square today, and they vowed their protest would be open- ended. >> the message is clear. no one should think that the egyptian people are not capable. the egyptian people have moved from the level where they were told what to do to the level of real sovereignty. the egyptian people have to be heard. they have to consider the opinion of the egyptian people on any political decision. >> sreenivasan: the draft constitution drops language on women's equality and bans any language defaming prophets. it must now be put to a nationwide referendum. there was word today that israel has approved construction of 3,000 new homes in jewish settlements on the west bank. the associated press reported the development one day after the u.n. general assembly recognized palestine as a non-member observer state, including gaza, the west bank and east jerusalem. the palestinians quickly condemned any new settlement building. chief negotiator saeb erekat accused israel of "defying the whole international community." in syria, interne
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Nov 19, 2012 6:00pm PST
nancy youssef in cairo, where diplomatic efforts to broker peace are under way. >> woodruff: then, we turn to the other hot conflict in the middle east, in syria. margaret warner takes us inside the opposition forces and examines turkey's efforts to help the rebels. >> gist around this corner down this cobblestone street is a back alley where you can fiefned a whole underground economy. an underground economy that helps keep the syrian resistance going. >> brown: president obama makes an historic trip to myanmar. ray suarez looks at the asian country's steps away from a closed military dictatorship. >> woodruff: paul solman reports from the rockaways on new york's long island about insurance woes for victims of hurricane sandy. >> everything you're looking at here is destroyed. this used to be a really beautiful restaurant. >> where is the financing coming from if you don't have flood insurance? >> i don't know. i really don't. >> brown: and we close with the first of several conversations we'll have with newly elected senators. tonight: maine independent angus king. >> woodruff: that
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Nov 16, 2012 6:00pm PST
today after friday prayers came to an end. in egypt, crowds in cairo and alexandria waved palestinian flags and chanted anti-israeli slogans. thousands of people also turned out in yemen to denounce the israeli offensive. and in turkey, a one-time israeli ally, people in istanbul called for the death of the jewish state. >> brown: and for more on the conflict, we are joined by hisham melham, washington bureau chief for al- arabiya; and dan schueftan is director of national security studies center at the university of haifa. gentlemen, one thing i think a lot of people, myself included are wondering how did this flare-up seemingly so quickly. dan schueftan. >> well, since hamas took over we had for a while a thousand rockets per year, then came israeli escalation and-- and it went down to a small number of rockets every year, last year again we came to about a thousand rockets against israel. and this intensified in recent weeks to the point where israel had to take action. israel was saying for about two weeks, i mean people here were dealing with the elections and other things. but i
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